Laundry Marking Machine - 'The British', 1940s Object Reg. No: ST 023759

"The British" marking machine used for laundry marking.

This type of machine uses a lever principle for setting the mark. The lever is attached directly to the type wheels, each of which contains numerals and alphabet.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Hardie Trading Co, 1954
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 370 mm (Height), 810 mm (Width), 310 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: printing, 13242, i have a jenner marker machine 13344 with all new sealed inks plus corks plus loads of pads in excellent condition for ravingnight, mine says rignt across....jenner 1334....
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: printers
Inscriptions: Metal plate:
No 844
Original Owner: Hardie Trading Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1954
References: - accessed 20 November 2008


Peter Minett Posted on 22 Feb 2013 11:17 PM
The Rural Life Centre at Tilford, Surrey, UK,
has an identical machine, serial no. 2473. Its anvil is missing, but replaced by one made of hardwood. It is NOT a ribbon type machine, but has a reservoir which inks a felt pad when the machine is closed; when the machine is opened the pad in turn inks the type.

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